IndyCar 2015 team preview: CFH Racing

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Good apart, but stronger together? That’s the likely goal for the now merged CFH Racing, the amalgamation of past single-car operations Ed Carpenter Racing and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Team: CFH Racing
Engine/aero kits: Chevrolet
Sponsors: Fuzzy’s Vodka (No. 20), Hartman Oil (No. 67)

2014 STATS (As separate Ed Carpenter Racing, Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing)

Races: 18
Wins: 3 (Conway 2, Carpenter 1)
Podiums: 5 (Conway 2, Carpenter 2, Newgarden 1)
Pole Positions: 1 (Carpenter)
Fastest Laps: 2 (Newgarden)
Points: 1014 (Newgarden 406, Carpenter 262, Conway 252, Hildebrand 66, Tagliani 28)
Laps Led: 181 (Carpenter 122, Conway 36, Newgarden 20, Tagliani 3)
Championship Position: 13th (Newgarden), 22nd (Carpenter), 23rd (Conway), 26th (Hildebrand), 31st (Tagliani)

2015 LINEUP (Engineers in parentheses)

20 Ed Carpenter (Ovals; Matt Barnes)
20 Luca Filippi (Road/Streets; Matt Barnes)
67 Josef Newgarden (Jeremy Milless)

2014 RECAP (Newgarden, Carpenter/Conway driver recaps)

As separate single-car entities, Ed Carpenter Racing was incredible and Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing equally pesky and unlucky during the 2014 season. ECR won three races, second only to Team Penske in terms of volume during the year. Meanwhile SFHR threatened on multiple occasions – notably Mid-Ohio – but was unable to seal the deal.

2015 OUTLOOK

Combined under the CFH Racing banner, you’d have to expect more of the same in terms of this team posing the biggest threat outside the “established” power teams. Newgarden is a star in the making who has been desperately unlucky to have not won a race in his first three seasons. Carpenter remains one of IndyCar’s best on ovals. And Filippi has a high ceiling and pure, raw speed. This team could produce two first-time winners during the year, Carpenter is always a threat at Indy, and Newgarden has his best chance yet to end top-10 in points for the first time.

Max Verstappen is PointsBet favorite to score sixth staight in 2022 Singapore Grand Prix

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Max Verstappen is the PointsBet Sportsbook odds favorite to win the 2022 Singapore Grand Prix on the Marina Bay Street course to stretch his current win streak to six consecutive. He shows odds of -200 this week.

Formula 1 did not compete in Singapore in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Verstappen has podium finishes in his last two attempts on this track. he was second in 2018 and third in 2019. In the first 15 races of this season, he has failed to stand on the podium only twice and has an average finish of 2.73.

With minus odds, the way to determine a payout is by subtraction. In order for a bettor to earn $100, he must wager $200 this week; with that wager, he will get back his initial stake and winnings of $100.

For bettors more comfortable with fractional odds, a bet of +300 is the same as 3/1.

Charles Leclerc is ranked second this week with +400 odds. He has two previous Singapore GP starts to his credit with a best of second in 2019. He is coming off back-to-back podium finishes with a third in the Dutch GP and a second at Monza.

Ranked third is Carlos Sainz, Jr. with a line of +1100. He has top-five finishes in four of his last five starts, but only one of these, a third in the Belgian GP, was on the podium. Sainz is one of four winners other than Verstappen this season. His victory came in the British GP.

Lewis Hamilton shows a line of +1200. His last win came last fall in the Saudi Arabian GP and the Mercedes team has struggled to contend for victory in 2022. They are improving, however, with eight top-fives in the last nine races. Hamilton has two wins in his last three Singapore starts, which came in 2017 and 2018.

Rounding out the top five is Hamilton’s teammate George Russell at +1800. He has not won, but has shown remarkable consistency with top-fives in all but one race. Notably, his only bad finish came in his home GP in England. Russell has one previous start at Marina Bay; he finished last in the 2019 race. He finished fourth in 2019 as part of a four-race streak of top-fives.

The most recent Singapore GP winner from 2019, Sebastian Vettel is a longshot at +50000.

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